Rodrigo Torres (1976-) was born in Bogotà in Colombia and immediately marked himself as a precocious talent, winning in 1997 the “Santo Domingo” award for the best architecture and design student in all of Colombia. He later perfected his studies at the Domus Academy in Milan, where he obtained a Master in Design, and started his professional career in Italy. He worked from 2000 to 2004 for Stefano Giovannoni's studio and designed his own products for brands such as Poliform, Alessi and Potocco. He was also a teacher at the IED in Turin and the Domus Academy in Milan. He has won the Lápiz de Acero Prize three times (2005, 2008 and 2016), the most important recognition in the world of Colombian design.